- Born: 1808? Died: 1883?
Architect and builder, of Cork, active from the 1840s until the 1870s. Samuel Belcher is probably the person of the same name who is listed in the Irish Civil Registration Indexes as having been born in 1808 and as having died in Cork in 1883.(1) He is listed as a builder and architect at 128 George's Street, Cork in Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland (1846), as an architect in Laing's Cork Mercantile Directory for 1863, and again as an architect and builder in Fulton's City of Cork Directory (1871). He was one of the builders who tendered for the contract to erect the Cork District Lunatic Asylum to the design of WILLIAM ATKINS in 1847.(2)
Samuel Belcher was the father of JOHN BELCHER , who became a successful architect in Canada.
(1) Cork Constitution, 24 Aug 1847 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Mar 2012).
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BELCHER, SAMUEL
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 005 (ROYAL EXCHANGE LIFE & FIRE ASSURANCE CO.)|
|Nature:||Works at same.
Signed drawing in collection of Pat Poland, Cork, 2011, repr. in Pat Poland, For Whom the Bells Tolled - a history of Cork Fire Services 1622-1900 (History Press, 2010), between pp. 160 & 161 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Jan 2011).
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, LAPP'S QUAY, GRAND EQUESTRIAN PALACE (CIRCUS)|
|Nature:||Temporary circus building with wooden exterior, 'erected under the immediate superintendence of S. Belcher, Esq., the Architect and Builder, of George's Street'.
Cork Examiner, 22 Oct,2 Nov 1855 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Jan 2011).